Do you guys think this is real?

Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by *coins, Aug 4, 2018.

  1. *coins

    *coins Well-Known Member

    Somebody just put up a 1943 copper 'penny' on eBay. I did some back and forth emailing with the seller and they said they took it into a dealer who confirmed it was 100% real. Think it is just an eBay story? They do have a certificate in the photo.

    I like to check out 1943 copper cents and 1944 steel cents on eBay occasionally to see what some of the crazy people will pay. Looks like this one was just listed.

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/-/253797450600?nordt=true&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l10137
     
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  3. wcoins

    wcoins GEM-ber

    Real unfortunate for the buyer who paid $150.
     
  4. rickmp

    rickmp Frequently flatulent.

    I wouldn't touch this at all unless is was slabbed, and maybe not even then.
    It states PCGS and CAC in the listing, but it's not in a slab.
    Some fish took the bait. Sad.
     
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  5. Clawcoins

    Clawcoins Well-Known Member

    and no letter from the dealer stating it's authenticity ? imagine that .

    actually, looking at all the picture I guess he did ...
     
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  6. wcoins

    wcoins GEM-ber

    Look at the pics. One shows one with P mint mark and one with S mint mark.
     
  7. *coins

    *coins Well-Known Member

    Do you guys see anything that looks fake about it? I am used to seeing these (https://www.ebay.com/itm/1943-d-cop....l1313.TR8.TRC2.A0.H0.X1943+copper+penny.TRS0) that look so fake. This one just looks 'different'. I see it just sold, if it is fake, I feel bad for the person who bought it.
     
  8. *coins

    *coins Well-Known Member

    ??
    They never made Lincoln cents with P mintmarks except for 2017. :)
     
  9. eric6794

    eric6794 Well-Known Member

    A fool and his money......
     
  10. green18

    green18 Sweet on Commemorative Coins Supporter

    Is Texas the new 'China'?
     
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  11. Clawcoins

    Clawcoins Well-Known Member

    No, but they're an identified distributor of Chinese stuff ....
     
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  12. Randy Abercrombie

    Randy Abercrombie Supporter! Supporter

    Thing is. A true copper struck 1943 is valued in the tens of thousands last I remember looking. Every day here on CT people are asking should they slab the shiny cent they found in their pocket change.... And a cent that held that much potential value somehow escaped the current rabid clutches of the TPG’s?? Not on your life. That’s as bogus as a three dollar bill.
     
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  13. wcoins

    wcoins GEM-ber

    They did in China.
     
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  14. Kidmelody

    Kidmelody Member

    I wouldn't even buy that with someone elses money
     
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  15. Michael K

    Michael K Well-Known Member

    It's never real.
     
  16. wcoins

    wcoins GEM-ber

    Not even with the seller’s money?
     
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  17. Randy Abercrombie

    Randy Abercrombie Supporter! Supporter

    That is probably bogus too!
     
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  18. *coins

    *coins Well-Known Member

    I've been putting coins in my Dansco 7070 over the years...it includes a 1943 copper penny too (fake)! Kinda scary looking.

    I've got an 1856 FE, 1877 IH, 1943 WC, 1868 2C, 1913 TY2 buffalo nickel, 1916-D Merc, 1862 Seated Lib. $1, 1895-S Morgan, 1927 Peace $1, and 1852-D gold $1. Kinda fun putting together a second type album with all fake coins. :)

    All of my fake coins...
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    And my lonely gold page...
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    This is one of my favorite fakes...
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    And my 1943 copper penny...
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  19. physics-fan3.14

    physics-fan3.14 You got any more of them.... prooflikes? Supporter

  20. Conder101

    Conder101 Numismatist

    12 pictures including 5 with the certificate, and he never shows what the certificate actually says. not sure I would trust a coin appraisal from a gem and jewelry appraisal service either.
     
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